Childrens rights

19. 1. States Parties shall take all appropriate

legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the

child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or

negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while

in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care

of the child.

2. Such protective measures should, as appropriate, include

effective procedures for the establishment of social programmes to provide

necessary support for the child and for those who have the care of the child, as

well as for other forms of prevention and for identification, reporting,

referral, investigation, treatment and follow-up of instances of child

maltreatment described heretofore, and, as appropriate, for judicial


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